June 7th, 2019

Protect Your Writing with Scrivener Backups

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Technology Fun

by Gwen Hernandez

If you've ever dropped your laptop, spilled water on it, or had a hard drive fail—raising my hand to all of these—you probably understand the value of having your work backed up.

Scrivener does this automatically for you, every time you close a project, but it's a good idea to give it a little more thought.… Read the post

June 3rd, 2019

Down with the Rules?

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Craft

by Lori Freeland

Avoid unlikeable main characters. Show don’t tell. Lock your character into character. Tell your story forward. Pass on passive verbs. Say bye-bye to backstory. Nix the omniscient narrator and dodge the dreaded head hop. Always remember adjectives are lazy, exclamation points are evil, and adverbs are from the devil.Read the post

March 20th, 2019

Firearms: What Can’t Be Silenced?

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Bayard & Holmes | Craft

By Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes

In both movies and books, we are inundated with magic sniper rifles that fire with a whisper, bodies that silently crumble to the ground, assassins who shoot successive shots from silenced pistols without a hiccup, and all other manner of .Read the post


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